Pictured L-R are Bernie Grundman, Scott Sedillo and chief technical engineer Beno May. Photo by David Goggin.
Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood has installed Digidesign's new DigiDelivery Serv|GT, a file exchange system that the company states is faster, more secure and more reliable than FTP or overnight deliveries.
"We are purists here at our studios," says studio founder and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. "We traditionally deliver masters for manufacturing via CD, but this new system affords us another way in which to work. It's going to speed up the communication between record companies, producers, engineers and our mastering operation. My technical team felt this was a great new streamlined way to go, and the system was more user friendly than anything before."
"We installed this system to meet the demands of the industry as it is today," explains Scott Sedillo, technical operations manager. "Mixers can work longer into their process and gain an extra day or two before delivering to mastering. DigiDelivery is a very integrated system, and because there is such a significant amount of Pro Tools–based material coming into our studio, it makes the process of transmitting client's music more seamless. Without an integrated on-site server you are at the mercy of any number of FTP or alternative file-sharing methods. DigiDelivery Serv|GT is reliable, easy to use and easy to manage, so we can concentrate on our work, which is mastering."
"Grundman Mastering is known throughout the industry for the quality of its work," says Kal Dolgin, Digidesign's worldwide sales manager for DigiDelivery. "They have rigorous standards for security and reliability, so it is certainly gratifying that we can fulfill their requirements, and that Bernie and his team are going with DigiDelivery. The team at Key Code Media was a big part of making this happen by recommending DigiDelivery as the solution and for supplying the system."